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Things (Musical) I Am Not Paying Attention To
It should also be noted that I am not paying attention to Kanye’s non-musical output.
It should further be noted that I officially don’t even give a shit about my own opinion on Kanye, so I’ll be damned if I care about anyone else’s.
Let’s just expand that to anyone whose name ends in an “e” pronounced like a long “a;” if Roxanne Shanté releases a new album, I will not pay attention to that, either.
Father John Misty.
Papa John Creach.
Second-cousin Stuart Hofnagel.
The Eagles’ tribute concert.
I mean, that’s the worst of both worlds right there: tribute concerts are congenitally tacky and half-rehearsed affairs, and The Eagles.
(I would, however, pay to see the all-female Eagles cover band, The Kegels.)
Or the all-dog version, The Beagles.
Or the group that only plays yacht parties, The Seagulls.
I could go on.
The symphonic Garcia thing: not doing it, can’t make me, don’t wanna.
Not specifically the Garcia one, but it’s a prime example of my problem with the exercise: don’t make a symphony orchestra play Scarlet Begonias; Scarlet Begonias has four chords in it; stop making people who went to Julliard do that.
I’m gonna not pay attention to LCD Soundsystem as hard as I can until I die, but would blow a monkey’s uncle to be in the same room as that Despacio PA.